Financial Resources for Canadians


Unclaimed Money
The United States isn’t the only country with unclaimed money.

Canada: www.bank-banque-canada.ca/Scripts/search_english.cfm
Federally regulated bank or trust companies turn the money over to the Bank of Canada when the account is deemed dormant. Bank of Canada holds balances of $1,000 or more for 100 years. Balances of less than $1,000 are held for 40 years. As of Dec, 2010 there were 1.3 million accounts worth $433 million, the oldest dating back to 1900.

British Columbia: www.unclaimedpropertybc.ca
They have listings dating back to the late 1800s. On the Web site, click Search for Unclaimed Property and then “Other Places to Look” for an extensive list of additional sites in Canada.

Quebec: www.revenu.gouv.qc.ca/en/bnr/default.aspx

Alberta: www.finance.alberta.ca/business/unclaimed_property/index.html

Need help?
Take Charge of Your Debt: Resources from the Office of Canadian Consumer Affairs:
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/h_ca02144.html

Information on Credit Counseling Services in Canada:
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca02193.html

Learn more about:
How to Find Your Credit Score or Credit Rating and Get a Credit Report:
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca02179.html

Canadian Student Loans, RESPs & Learning Grants:
http://www.canlearn.ca/eng/index.shtml

RRSPs and the Home Buyer’s Plan
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/tfsa-celi/menu-eng.html

Calculators:
http://www.canada.gc.ca/forms-formulaires/tools.html

List Includes:
Canadian Retirement Income Calculator
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/isp/common/cricinfo.shtml

Mortgage Calculators
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/buho/buho_005.cfm